Journalism Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Information

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Program Contact
Dr. Edward Pate

(850) 484-1400
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Department Head
Dr. Tracy Peyton
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Introduction to the Journalism Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Program

This program stresses the basics of news and feature writing in a real life setting. Students gain practical experience as they produce the student newspaper, The Corsair. Internships with area publications may be available to students who excel. Required courses provide the liberal arts background that most universities and editors recommend.

Each student should consult with an advisor at the college or university they plan to attend for the specific courses recommended by that institution. The interested student should contact the English and Communications Department for assistance in planning the program of study.

Beyond Graduation . . .

Designed to meet most of the requirements of nearby colleges, the Pensacola State College program stresses the basics of news and feature writing in a real life setting. Students gain practical experience as they produce the student newspaper, eCorsair.com. Internships with area publications may be available to students who excel. Required courses provide the liberal arts background that most universities and editors recommend.

Occupations

Communications Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Photographer

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Poet, Lyricist and Creative Writer

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Copy Writer

Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

Editor

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Other Occupations

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Public Address System and Other Announcer
  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Film and Video Editor


Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
2015 Cur. Openings
56
2023 Prj. Openings
61
Est. Annual Openings
1.5
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$65,616.63
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
2015 Cur. Openings
1825
2023 Prj. Openings
2101
Est. Annual Openings
61.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$78,652.35


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